Plastics producers face a ‘wake-up call’ from both ends of the value chain
22nd November 2020 by

Plastics producers have had a great run over the past 60 years, as demand took off for their product...

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“We may be opponents, but we are not enemies, we’re all Americans”
8th November 2020 by

Groundhog Day 2, last week’s made-for-TV movie set in Pennsylvania, was the perfect lockdown c...

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Welcome to the New Normal – a look ahead to 2030
1st November 2020 by

10 years ago, I took a look ahead at what we could expect in the next decade, as discussed last week...

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If you don’t want to know the future, look away now
25th October 2020 by

Next week, I will publish my annual Budget Outlook, covering the 2021-2023 period. It will highlight...

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Global chemical industry – key trends for success in today’s New Normal
2nd August 2020 by

The chemical industry is the best leading indicator for the global economy. On Friday, I had the pri...

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The Top 5 pandemic paradigm shifts
28th June 2020 by

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the fundamental changes which were already underway in global ...

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The New Normal for global industry
31st May 2020 by

The global chemical industry is the third largest sector in the world behind agriculture and energy,...

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Financial markets enter their Convulsion phase
19th April 2020 by

Many companies and investors are still comparing today’s downturn to the 9-month hiccups seen afte...

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US-China trade war confirms political risk is now a key factor for companies and the economy
12th May 2019 by

There are few real surprises in life, and President Trump’s decision to launch a full-scale tr...

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IKEA heads into the circular world with furniture subscription trial
10th February 2019 by

“Once upon a time, Granny and Grandad used to go to a large shop on the motorway to buy their ...

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